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Shock Club Tried To Sign Zlatan & Cavani In January

In an apparent attempt to return to former glories, one of England's most historic sides tried to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani in January, despite the club currently playing in the country's second division.

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Three-time top-flight champions Leeds United currently ply their trade in the Championship, where they are fighting for promotion this season, and club owner Andrea Radrizzani has revealed how he ambitiously approached Ibrahimovic and Cavani in an attempt to aid the club's cause. 

As reported by the Daily Mail, Radrizzani was given permission to speak with Cavani, who has seemingly fallen behind Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi in the attacking pecking order at Paris Saint-Germain, and also spoke with Ibrahimovic before the Swede's return to AC Milan. 

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"The (PSG) president had given me the availability to verify the interest with the player's (Cavani) brother," the 45-year-old Italian businessman revealed. 

"However, the negotiation never flew. I spoke more concretely with Zlatan. He could give us a decisive push but he decided to go to Milan. He was very honest and transparent with me."

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Leeds currently lead the Championship standings with 71 points from 37 games played – one ahead of nearest rivals West Bromwich Albion – but will have to wait for the coronavirus-enforced suspension of the league to be lifted before the club can continue its push for promotion. 

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